• Organizing your house with Temu drawer organizers (and a link to buy them)
    This post contains affiliate links. I have recently discovered Temu, and I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the items I have purchased there. The prices are low, so I wasn’t expecting much. I purchased several things, but today I want to talk about these clear “acrylic” drawer organizers. I purchased 20 of them … Read more
  • Make something Monday: Mason jar leaf lanterns
    If you’ve been reading here awhile, you know I love mason jars. I seem to have a surplus of them, so I am always looking for cute things to do with them. I got the idea to try to make a tea light lantern. I found these cute leaf stickers at Walmart. I added one … Read more
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Favorite Authors
    September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. This month, I’d like to share some of my favorite books by Latinx authors. I have done my best to include a variety- different ages and genres. 1. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros I am a middle school English teacher, so I am … Read more
  • Cute and affordable fall decor at Dollar General
    Most of us love the fall decor that is currently being sold at most major craft stores. Most of us don’t really love the prices of said fall decor items. I enjoy poking around in discount and dollar stores, and I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t sleep on the seasonal decor in those … Read more
  • Free printable Friday: free fall subway art print
    I hope everyone has had a wonderful first week of September. Our current debate in our home is whether or not it is too early to decorate for fall. My youngest daughter and I are firmly in the “decorate right now!” camp, while my husband and youngest daughter are firmly in the “wait til October” … Read more
  • Grandparents’ Day gift ideas
    Grandparent’s Day is Sunday, September 10. And if you’re still scrambling for a gift, or even a gift idea, we can help! This week, we have scoured Pinterest and came up with five really nice, unique, and easily doable gift ideas to share…one of them I have even made for mine and my husband’s grandmothers. … Read more
  • Lumber in my Minivan’s “End-of-summer recap”
    A lot of people here in the South consider Memorial Day to be the official start of summer and Labor Day to be the official end of summer. Our summer has been a busy one, but a good one. In May, my kiddos got out of school. They finished their first grade and sixth grade … Read more
  • Pinterest Roundup: Homework Stations
    Where do your children do their homework? When I was growing up, I had a small desk in my room. My children sometimes do their homework in the kitchen at our kitchen island, at the dining room table, or sprawled out on their beds. Lately, I find myself wishing we had a designated homework spot … Read more
  • How to create a capsule wardrobe for your children
    I don’t know about you, but we fight two frequent battles at my home: my kids wanting to wear things that don’t match, and my kids having a closet full of clothes they don’t wear. Each year, we seem to buy so many items of clothing, and some of them are outgrown before they are … Read more
  • DIY Bulletin Board and Chalkboard
    We had this white frame lying around and nothing to do with it. It was costly and in good shape, so I didn’t really want to get rid of it. My oldest needed a bulletin board so I figured, why not? I bought a piece of foam board out of the poster section at our … Read more

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